Welcooooooome to Nintendo Voice Chat, Episode 376! This week on our Nintendo show, Jirard Khalil, That One Video Gamer and host of The Completionist, joins the NVC panel to talk about his experience as a Nintendo-focused YouTuber as well as the latest Nintendo Switch and 3DS games out now.
Jirard joins Zach Ryan, Daemon Hatfield, and Peer Schneider for thoughts on new game announcements (Darkest Dungeon!), brand-new Switch games like Earth Atlantis, and the arrival of some of yesteryear’s favorite indie hits to our beloved console/portable hybrid.
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Discussion topics and times:
00:00 Weeeelcome! Newsflash: Zach Ryan goes gold!
02:24 SNES Classic: did Amazon’s preorders fall off a truck? Also: Switch is back in stock.
07:36 Darkest Dungeon is coming to Switch, as are Tangledeep and Mutant Mudds Collection
11:50 A question of character: toilet paper front or backloading?
14:17 Stardew Valley. Why should you care about another 16-bit styled adventure on Switch?
20:15 Earth Atlantis: thar be monsters! It takes courage to make a game in black and white.
26:03 Axiom Verge, Ninja Shodown, Tumblestone, and Volgarr arrive on Switch
30:01 What is Oxenfree and who should buy it.
37:00 New 3DS games: Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions and Layton’s Mystery Journey
43:30 Jirard on how to turn Nintendo fandom into a job (check out his channel on YouTube). The trials and tribulations of being a Nintendo YouTuber
01:03:00 Question Block: your questions answered. This time, from our NVC Facebook fan group.
Bonus VLOG: Lily on how we create a video review at IGN — plus, Joy-Con color shaming.
Is there “16-bit” game fatigue?
As part of our discussion of great retro-styled games (that you should play), we asked whether retro or 16-bit fatigue is setting in among Switch fans. Do you outright dismiss or discount games that don’t have polygonal or “HD” graphics?
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